As a writer myself, I have a distinct appreciation for the efforts, time, and emotional upheaval writing requires. Sometimes you love your project with the intensity of a thousand burning suns; other times you want to throw your computer from the Empire State Building and never look at your words again. I completely understand.
The day eventually comes when you have read, re-read, and re-re-read your manuscript so frequently that you no longer even see the words on the screen (or page). When you’ve reached that point, you’re ready to call in some outside help, fresh eyes that can see the big picture, the small picture, and everything in between. Have you somehow missed a word, overused a word, or even used the wrong word? Did you gloss over critical details that readers need? Does the story hold together and flow as well to others as it does in your mind? These are all areas in which I can help. As an editor, I’m not just a nefarious brandisher of a red pen; I consider myself your partner and cheerleader. I want your every manuscript to be the best you’ve ever written, and I want you to succeed in reaching your publishing goals, whether they are modest or magnificent.
With fourteen years of experience writing and editing everything from novels and short stories to grant and research materials to corporate and private content and blogs, I am widely familiar and proficient with many genres and the most commonly known punctuation and style guides (i.e., Chicago Manual of Style, American Psychological Association, Associated Press, etc.), and have worked with several bestselling independent and traditionally published authors. Additionally, I am a member of both the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Editorial Freelancers Association. You can also learn about me at LinkedIn.
Please take some time to look through the editing options I offer. View Services →
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Marketing Podcast
1888 Center – The How The Why
The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour
Articles on Publishing, Writing, and Editing by Tammy
- Self-Publishing Paths: Week 1, Research
- Self-Publishing Paths: Week 2, Business Plans
- Self-Publishing Paths: Week 3, Distribution
- Self-Publishing Paths: Week 4, Creating eBooks
- Self-Publishing Paths: Week 5, Editing & Cover Design
- Self-Publishing Paths: Week 6, Marketing & Promotion
- Book Guts: What to Send Your Editor and Proofreader
- Outlining In Situ
- Self-editing: Viewpoint Characters
- Scrivener and Evernote: A Writer’s Ultimate Dream Team
- Living with the Dreaditor
- Self-Published Authors: How To Choose An Editor
- Worldbuilding for Non-Planetary Engineers
Novels, Short Stories, and Collections
Did I mention I’m a writer as well? Here’s a list of my own published works, and you’re welcome to visit my author website and poke around if you’re curious.
Short Stories and Collections
“A Brigand’s Lament.” Originally printed in the Battered Suitcase by Vagabondage Press; Spring 2011.
“The Price of Success.” Originally printed in Ghostlight Magazine; Spring 2011.
“Creepers.” Originally printed in Big Book of New Short Horror anthology by Pill Hill Press; September 2011.
“Artificial Fate”; 2012.
“No Suede Soles in Hell”; 2012.
On Hearts and Scorpions: Four Twisted Tales of Love and Lust; 2012.
“Indulgence.” Published in Luna Station Quarterly magazine. Issue 021, March 2015.
Forged From The Stars. With G. S. Jennsen and E. J. Fisch; 2016.
Novels and Novellas
Contract of Defiance, Spectras Arise Trilogy, Book 1; 2012.
Contract of Betrayal, Spectras Arise Trilogy, Book 2; 2013.
Contract of War, Spectras Arise Trilogy, Book 3; 2014.
Spectras Arise Trilogy Omnibus; 2015.
Conviction: A Spectras Arise Novella; 2014.